Women’s Lax Outlasts SUNY Poly

Sophomore Morgan Bruno scored one goal with three assists in Saturday's 13-11 win over SUNY Polytechnic (photo courtesy of Ed Webber).
Sophomore Morgan Bruno scored one goal with three assists in Saturday's 13-11 win over SUNY Polytechnic (photo courtesy of Ed Webber).

Sophomore Morgan Bruno (Seneca Falls, N.Y./Mynderse) scored one goal and added three assists, and senior Jennifer Burt (Penn Yan, N.Y./Penn Yan) added three goals to power the Keuka College women's lacrosse team to a 13-11 win over SUNY Polytechnic Saturday afternoon.

Burt added four groundballs with two caused turnovers, and senior Kaycee Maguire (Potsdam, N.Y./Potsdam) added 2 goals with an assist and also won 5 draw controls while collecting 4 groundballs as Keuka (7-2, 5-0 NEAC) remained perfect in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play.

Sophomore Sydney Forshay (Clifton Springs, N.Y./Midlakes) added two goals with one assist, and classmate Taylor Willsey (Mexico, N.Y./Mexico) had two goals while causing four turnovers to spark the Green and Gold.

Sophomore Samantha Peacock (Phelps, N.Y./Midlakes) made six saves to earn her first career win in goal as the Wolfpack won on Cystic Fibrosis Awareness day.

Burt, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis, her teammates and members of the Keuka College community rallied around Burt and raised more than $1,000 for the Blooming Rose Foundation, an organization that supports families who have a child diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

Senior Olivia Hudson (Adams, N.Y./South Jefferson) added 2 goals with 3 groundballs and 2 caused turnovers, and senior Anna Patton (Newark, N.Y./Newark) caused three turnovers in the win.

Poly (5-6, 3-3) led 2-1 2:35 into the contest, but the Green and Gold went on an 8-1 scoring run to lead 9-3 on junior Samantha Staino's (Brockport, N.Y./Brockport) free position goal with 42 seconds remaining in the first half.  

Hudson and Maguire each scored two goals during the run, while Burt, Forshay and Willsey added tallies during the spurt.

Maguire fed Willsey for a score 2:43 into the second half, and Bruno scored on a free position goal for an 11-5 lead with 22:39 remaining.

SUNY Poly scored the next five goals to close within 11-10 on a tally from Corrina Marconi with 9:46 remaining.

Bruno found Burt for a goal with 8:44 remaining to snap the Poly scoring run, and Bruno set up Forshay for an insurance goal with 4:25 remaining to clinch the win for Keuka.

The Wolfpack host Medaille College at 1 p.m. Sunday in a battle of two schools undefeated in NEAC play.